What do you think of this statement? Do you think there is any truth to it?

It depends on how you define "having it all" and how realistic or lofty your standards are.

In general, I think there is some truth to this statement.

For example, let's say you have your dream job and you are financially comfortable. But maybe you aren't satisfied with your marriage or maybe you don't have as much time as you'd like to spend with your family.

Or maybe it's the opposite where you have good relationships and lots of time with your spouse/children but you feel like you're in a dead end job.

Maybe you are one of those lucky people who has a great job, a great marriage, with kids you love dearly but maybe you're so burned out juggling career and family that you have no time for yourself to pursue your hobbies. So you still feel like you don't "have it all."

Also when you think about the different stages in life, there are advantages and disadvantages to each stage but no one can experience all the stages at once. If you're a kid, you have the freedom from all of the responsibilities and worries that plague so many adults but you wished you had the freedom and rights that adults have that you don't like driving a car or not having a bedtime.

If you're an adult, you might wish you were a kid again.

If you're elderly and retired from work you have the advantage of more free time to do what you'd like but you're more likely to have health issues that the younger people may not have.